One guess on which M50 beat all M45s and most M40s at XC

Three days after Saturday’s 5K cross country masters nationals in San Diego, results are posted on Unsurprisingly, the vast majority of entrants were Californians. Also no surprise about how one runner did. 5K legend Pete Magill won M50 in 16:31, which would have won M45 by 19 seconds. His time was only 17 seconds behind M40 winner Tim Gore. Easily the top woman was Sonja Friend-Uhl, 41, who won the race in 17:50 — 30 seconds ahead of runner-up Grace Padilla. But also notable was Eileen Brennan-Erle, who won W50 in a time (19:41) 6 seconds faster than the W45 winner. Pete also excels at the postrace, as he noted in his recent Running Times column, which is a revelation on several counts.

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October 16, 2012

4 Responses

  1. Stephen - October 17, 2012

    Mr. Magill is the man!

    Sonja was equally impressive.

    And kudos to Grace. The last time I saw Grace run was at the SCA Masters Championships in Pasadena, last June, where she won the 10000 and 5000 — literally back-to-back. She ran the 10K in 39:00 and immediately following she jumped into the 5K race and ran 20:03. Pretty awesome.

    Pete’s article was interesting. I felt like a fly on the wall. So that’s what the great ones talk about! I am not such a nerd after all!

  2. Nadine - October 17, 2012

    Fine running by all, but big congrats to Pete and to Marie-Louise who not only won her age group, but also had the highest age grading.

  3. tOnY yOuNg - October 18, 2012

    & a 4 DARCY ARREOLA-LANGE 44 F 19:33 6:18
    sighting. Another name from the past – Go Matadors.

    Young Arsenault did well too. Go Golden Eagles too!

  4. Mike Sullivan - October 18, 2012

    Have to respect Pete Magill……Only one way to run the times he is running …. smart-hard work!

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